So, today is my one year anniversary of my time here at Oasis Eye Care. I’m reminded of the devastation I felt when losing my previous job and then how surprised and amazed I was to find Oasis so quickly. Even more to my amazement, was how great working at Oasis was, in comparison to any past job, aside from the SummerShine ministry that I’ve had the blessing of serving in for the past 4 years.
I’m using this blog as an opportunity to share the devotional that I read today. This is an excerpt from the April 27th devotional of Springs in the Valley, by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. It relates to my experience of a year ago and how it doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with the most difficult time in your life, or a time that could easily be considered the best time of your life thus far; you should always go to prayer, in Jesus’ name, for the limitless. Pray that He reveals to you the next chapter in your life. That He will open it in His time, and that it will be in line with His will for your life and to His glory.
Is any thing too hard for the LORD? (Gen. 18:14)
GOD wants us to ask Him for the impossible! God can do things that man cannot do. He would not be God if this were not so. That is why He has graciously made prayer a law of life. “If ye shall ask…I will do.” This inviting promise from the Lord means that He will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves; He will do for others what we cannot do for them—if we but ask Him. How little do we avail ourselves of this immense privilege!
Someone spoke this searching word at Edinburgh in 1910: “We have lost the eternal youthfulness of Christianity, and have aged into calculating manhood. We seldom pray in earnest for the extraordinary, the limitless, the glorious. We seldom pray with any confidence, for any good to the realization of which we cannot imagine a way. And yet, we suppose ourselves to believe in an Infinite Father.”
The natural man calculates results. Calculations have no place in our relation with God.
That matter which has been so burdening us just now, and with which we can see so way of dealing, how are we praying about it? In anxiety, or with thanksgiving?
Worrying prayer defeats its own answer; rejoicing prayer gets through. “In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Then will come the answer “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.”
The more we are cut off from human help, the greater claim we can make on Divine help. The more impossible a thing is to human or mortal power, the more at peace we can be when we look to Him for deliverance.
“Only those who seek the invisible can do the impossible!”
God will answer when to thee,
Not a possibility
Of deliverance seems near;
It is then He will appear.
God will answer when you pray;
Yea, though mountains block thy way,
At His word, a way will be
E’en through mountains, made for thee.
God who still divides the sea,
Willingly will work for thee;
God, before whom mountains fall,
Promises to hear thy call.